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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Using the imagery of a U.S. flag, a graphic reads, "SPS Gets Out the Vote 2020 Speaker Series."

SPS Election 2020 Speaker Series

Open to all members of the Columbia University community, the SPS Election 2020 Speaker Series convenes and connects the foremost minds around one of the most important issues in U.S. public life: political elections. Bringing renowned political experts and visiting historians straight to the SPS student, alumni and faculty community, the series sparks thought-provoking discourse, dispels misinformation and empowers everyone — including non-U.S. citizens — to get involved in the November 3rd election season in meaningful ways. 

Each event provides important historical contexts for some of the pressing questions surrounding the U.S. electoral environment. All lectures will be held virtually and will feature a Q&A with the guest speaker. U.S. and international students are welcome and encouraged to participate. RSVPs are required.

Previous Events

September through November 2020